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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
?: What's wrong with "hyperlipidemia"?

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
I'm not sure: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. This diagnosis can be made by looking at the results of a CBC (complete blood count), which is ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sireesha Vemuri
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
GENERIC TERM: The meaning is nonspecific and refers to brain (encephalo), pathology (pathy). That is any brain abnormality which might be diffuse, could be labele ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Complex: Sometimes can be cured if inciting cause is reversible if not it can only be managed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
heart failure: This depends on the cause of the heart failure. By and large, medications, weight and blood pressure control and restricted salt intake are the star ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple: Therapy for congestive heart failure can be divided into 3 categories: 1) medications which remove fluid (diuretics), making it easier for the heart p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Useful to measure: They're very common entities involving millions of people with discernible end points that are easy to measure and use for judging quality of care.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience in Cardiology
None, really: Coughing is related to having fluid in the lungs. It is not going to respond to a cough suppressant or expectorant. It responds to diuretics, which he ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
CHF and lisinopril: Lisinopril can help treat congestive heart failure (chf). It is cardio-protective and can be used effectively with diuretics and a low sodium diet. As ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Poor: Not good i'm afraid. The cardiac output alone is reaching a point of non-compatibility with life.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience in Cardiology
Acute or chronic: By defination CHF is classified acute CHF or chronic chf. It is systolic or diastolic. Chronic CHF could be well compensated.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Serious if unmanaged: Heart failure has many causes and the prognosis varies with the particular cause and severity. Concurrent diseases may coexist with heart failure and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CPR: less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within le ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience in Cardiology
Volume status: Congestive identifies somebodey with volume overload. Heart failure may be present without having overt "congestion" currently.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
It depends on : The underlying cause. Medical therapy is extremely effective. However the underling cause as well as symptoms drive therapy. See your doctor or cardio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience in Cardiology
Same for all CHF: Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs rarely, but can be very dangerous, even fatal. Treatment is the same as other forms of dilated cardiomyopathy, namely ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Medications: The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Other things can be done such as salt and/or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: CHF is a symptom complex, as such it is not contagious. There are infectious causes of CHF however.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chf: It is difficult to answer your question with out other details. What caused the heart failure, what type is it and what stage. The treating physician ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
CHF Treatment: Today lots of thing can be done for the treatment of congestive heart failure starting from diuresis, inotropic support, control of blood pressure, r ... Read More
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